I am currently building a surround sound system in my living room, and it's almost done. I have an Onkyo TX-SR604 retriever, and currently have setup 2 fronts, and a center. I am using 16 gauge wire for right now, until I purchase new front L & R speakers.
Right now I have Polk t15's as my front L & R, and I just bought a New monitor 25c for my center. It sounds good, but last night I was watching a movie, and during the loud part of the movie, I heard a few crackles/pops coming from the speakers. I looked at the specs for the receiver, and they rate at 110w/channel. I previously set the hz to 80 for front and center, and raised the speaker volume +5db on the front and center speaker.
So my question is, do I need a bigger receiver to output more power, or is the center speaker to big for the receiver? Could it be the wire that is causing the popping? Like I said, it only happens when the speakers during a loud scene such as last night. What are your thoughts? If I need to get a smaller speaker, I still have the box for the center channel.
BTW, I am considering getting the New monitor 45b, or should I go smaller?